Zetland FM Local News - 2nd September 2023
A supermarket in our area has been left substantially damaged after burglars targeted it in an early morning raid;
A man from our area has been fined after he flew a drone near to the Manx Grand Prix course during road closures;
...and over 300 stops of vehicles have been carried out during a summer drink and drug drive campaign across Cleveland.
A supermarket in our area has been left substantially damaged after burglars targeted it in an early morning raid.
The front of the Sainsbury's store on Milton Street, in Saltburn, was left with shattered glass and gaping holes in the front door glass panes following the incident.
Extensive damage was also caused to the shutters.
The break-in happened at around 4am on Thursday and police launched an investigation, initially arresting two men in connection with the crime.
However, the pair were later released without charge and with no further action against them.
A man from our area has been fined after he flew a drone near to the Manx Grand Prix course during road closures.
Thomas Rudd, from Loftus, appeared at Douglas Courthouse this week and pleaded guilty to flying the aircraft near to Ballaugh Bridge on Sunday.
The incident took place at around 4.15pm during the final race day before the Senior MGP race.
Regulations ban the flying of drones within 1km of the TT course during qualifying and race periods.
Over 300 stops of vehicles have been carried out during a summer drink and drug drive campaign across Cleveland.
The national campaign led by the National Police Chief's Council began on Monday 21st August and with the aim of reducing the number of fatal or serious collisions on the roads caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Driving under the influence remains one of the main four causes of serious or fatal road traffic collisions on UK roads.
Whilst officers in Cleveland carried out over 300 stop checks of drivers, 26 people were arrested in connection with driving over the limit – 16 were arrested on suspicion of being over the legal alcohol limit and another ten in connection with being under the influence of drugs.
Officers also identified a number of other offences including possession of drugs, no seat belts, driving whilst disqualified, driving whilst using a mobile phone, no insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.